The Night Counter: A Novel by Alia Yunis
Eighty-five year old, Fatima Abdullah is dying. Just as Scheherazade, the storyteller of the Arabian nights, spun magical stories for 1,001 nights to save her own life, Fatima has spent each night telling a mysterious Scheherazade her life stories, all the while knowing that on the 1,001st night, her storytelling will end forever. Yunis takes readers on a magic carpet ride. A sometimes serious, sometimes funny, but always touching tale of a Middle Eastern family putting down deep roots on U.S. soil.